Head Teacher’s Blog 31/5/18

Dear Parents and Carers,

  • I am delighted to say we have achieved our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award! The assessor was very impressed we have Children’s Rights so well embedded throughout the school. Written confirmation and a banner will arrive in the post shortly!
  • The Summer Fete ran very well indeed. Lots of activities and stands. Thank you to all for helping run the Fete and supporting it on the day. There are some lovely prizes to be collected, please pop in to the school office and collect them.
  • The winning Houses from Sports Day were Churchill and Merchiston…..first time we have had a draw for a long time!
  • I said I would ask for your opinions more…here are the first two surveys. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and ideas.
  • (1) Your School Journey: By completing the survey, you will help influence our Travel Plan. If you have missed the email, the link is https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/bruntsfiled-primary-school-parent-travel-2018/
  • (2) School Lunches: Please tell us what you think at  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FFLSparents
  • Parent Pay lunches and new menu: If you ordered lunches in advance, before the menu changed, it may be worth looking at the choices again. It seems some families have ordered for the year and the children are expecting the old menu and not the new one. You are able to change your choices, if you do so before the end of each Wednesday.
  • P7C made a short film on Tsunamis and it is shortlisted for the Edinburgh and Lothian’s Schools Film Competition 2018. Screening of the finalists will take place at the Film House, Edinburgh on Thursday 21st June. Fingers crossed everyone… Mr Kane has his eye on the prize!
  • Our Community Teams presented their work on Zero Hunger at Friday’s Assembly. They linked their Eco work to this and have written to companies to reduce plastic and in particular straws.  I’ll let you know the outcome.
  • The girls had two football teams playing at the weekend, one of which made it to the semi-finals, won the play off and came third out of twelve teams. The other team played really well too and went out in the quarter finals. I was told, “All the girls were tremendous and a credit to their school!”
  • Edinburgh is celebrating National Clean Air Day on 21st June by closing The Mound, Hanover Street and George Street to traffic. It would be great if everyone could join in and walk to school that week to help promote clean air in Bruntsfield…
  • Muriel Spark Walk is being named and opened by Melanie Maine on Friday 08 June at 6pm, to honour one of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned authors. All are invited to go along and take a picnic if you wish to at Bruntsfield Links at Whitehouse Loan, Warrendar Park Crescent area
  • Finally, I would like to have parents more involved in writing our Improvement Plan. I thought we could start with the Parent and Carer Summary. If you would be interested in this, please let me know and we could do this together. I have a new template which we could try.


If there is anything at all I can do to help, please let me know.

Kind regards,

Carol Kyle

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